Over a week ago, Adam and I went through and implemented the KonMari method. I read the book (The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up) back in January and then caught Adam up to speed. Honestly, we planned on doing this for about a month before we actually dove in. We were gone for most of February and were aware of how much stuff we didn’t even need (or bring with us)! For those of you who don’t know, I’m going to share the main points of the method below. So if you treat non-fiction like fiction…stop reading.
Her method works like this (keep in mind, I’m summarizing a whole book in 3 lines):
- By category, lay out everything you own.
- Physically pick everything up and if it doesn’t bring you joy…discard.
- Find a spot for everything that’s left (the stuff you love).
I’m not going to lie – the process was EXHAUSTING. Like, physically and emotionally. It took us about 8 hours to go through all of our belongings and I can say proudly that we haven’t seen a cluttered house since! It’s been about 11 days.
Biggest lesson? When your house isn’t cluttered, you’re only left to do things you really enjoy doing. We’ve spent more time reading, watching movies and implementing a little self-care.
Have you read the book or worked through this method? I’d love to hear your thoughts!